Job Title:Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program - Research Opp. #14-14. Investigation of the Variation . . .
Department:Department Of The Interior
Job Announcement Number:PAC-2013-0382
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|$76,644.00 to $105,897.00 / Per Year|
|Wednesday, July 24, 2013 to Friday, October 25, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Temporary, - Full Time NTE 2 Years|
|1 vacancy in the following location(s):|
Menlo Park, CA, USView Map
Pasadena, CA, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|As the Mendenhall Fellowships are U.S. Government positions, the USGS must give preference to U.S. citizens. Citizens of other nations may be considered under certain circumstances. An example is when there are no qualified citizen applicants. In such a situation, the USGS may consider making an offer to a noncitizen. It is optional for the USGS to consider citizens of other nations, and various laws and regulations must be followed.|
The USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program
The mission of the USGS is to provide reliable scientific information to (1) describe and understand the Earth: (2) minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; (3) manage water, biological, energy, and minerals resources; and (4) enhance and protect our quality of life.
In Fiscal Year 2001 (October 1, 2000-September 30, 2001), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) started a new postdoctoral research program called the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program (now the Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program) in honor of Walter C. Mendenhall (1871-1957), the fifth Director of the USGS. President Hoover appointed Mendenhall as the Director in 1930 when the USGS's budget was $2.87 million. Today the total USGS budget is over $1 billion. Mendenhall joined the USGS in 1894 upon graduation from Ohio Normal University. He mapped Appalachian coal fields, did pioneering work on the geology of Alaska, and was one of the first ground water specialists in the Water Resources Branch in 1903. His study of the principles of ground water hydrology helped to establish it as a field of scientific endeavor. Mendenhall was also the Chief Geologist for 8 years prior to his appointment as the Director. Mendenhall's directorate was pivotal in the history of the U.S. Geological Survey. In spite of the difficult times during the Depression and the beginning of World War II, he encouraged the USGS, as he had the Geologic Branch, to emphasize the necessity of basic research and created an environment in which, in the words of the Engineering and Mining Journal, "scientific research, technical integrity, and practical skill could flourish."
- Background investigation will be required.
- Selectee must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay.
- Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are NOT authorized.
- Determination of salary based on the geographic location of the position.
- More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.